There are almost as many Iron Maiden live albums as there are studio albums, which might seem like overkill, but it’s a testament to how much the band cares for their fans. If you see a Maiden show, the chances are very good you will eventually get a live album, DVD, or both as a […]Read More ¡Grita Para Mi, Mexico!
10. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Lovely Creatures – The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Mute) Here’s a great example of how great a best-of compilation can be. Although Nick Cave’s sterling career is far from over – last year’s Skeleton Tree was resounding proof – this 45-track set offers a […]Read More The Best Reissues/Live Albums/Compilations of 2017
2015 will go down as a terrible year for the music writing racket – I don’t know any fellow writer who had a good year, and personally it’s been so brutal I’m looking to exit full-time freelancing altogether – but when it comes to metal music the past year will go down as one of […]Read More The Best Metal Albums of 2015
Hear the Rime of the Ancient Mariner See his eye as he stops one of three Mesmerises one of the wedding guests “Stay here and listen to the nightmares of the sea” And the music plays on as the bride passes by Caught by his spell and the Mariner tells his tale Driven south […]Read More “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”